Why Aren’t Home Builders Building?

 

The law of supply and demand appears to have broken down in the new-construction market.

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National Association of REALTORS(R) - REALTOR(R) Magazine

December 21, 2016

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Why Aren’t Home Builders Building?

Home-builder confidence is at its highest level in 11 years, and inventory is low. But actual home building plummeted 19 percent last month. What’s the disconnect?

5 Stats to Watch as Home Sales Rise

Existing-home sales are at their highest level since February 2007, but the nation’s inventory shortage is worsening. Learn more from NAR’s interactive infographic.

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Get Inspired By These On-Trend Offices

Whether you’re hoping to help a commercial building shine, looking for some inspiration to spruce up your brokerage’s digs, or just love well-designed office space, this round-up of the coolest workspaces of 2016 is way more fun than pencil-pushing.



Discounts to Design & Construction Week
NAR members get your Design & Construction Week (DCW) expo pass at a discounted price and attend the industry’s largest annual gathering of residential design and construction industry professionals, January 10-12 in Orlando. DCW features the co-location of the NAHB International Builders' Show ® (IBS) and NKBA's Kitchen & Bath Industry Show ® (KBIS) and your registration includes access to the exhibit floors of both shows—a combined total of 2,100+ exhibits. Register today!

The Nation’s Fastest-Growing States

The housing markets in these areas are poised to take off as populations surge.

Owners Missing Money at Foreclosure Auctions

Home owners who were foreclosed upon often don’t realize they’re entitled to some of the surplus at the auction. Find out where this is happening most often.

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Loan Demand Up After 10 Weeks of Decreases

Applications were on the rise last week, despite the 30-year fixed-rate mortgage moving to its highest average rate since May 2014.

Holiday Staging Tips
You don’t have to go all Clark Griswold to show your holiday spirit. Decorations can be subtle, tasteful and inviting when a house
is up for sale during the holiday months.



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